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John (The NIV Application Commentary, New Testament #4)

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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done! The NIV ...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published September 26th 2000 by Zondervan
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Justin Magdellini
Sep 15, 2016 Justin Magdellini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I skimmed this commentary and will definitely return to it in the future for a more thorough reading. 4-5 stars
Apr 26, 2015 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding commentary

This detailed commentary is theologically and spirituality sensitive. While taking the historical situation of the Gospel seriously, and not as a work of pious fiction, Burge delves deeper into the theological meaning and application to the contemporary reader. Burge is a fine scholar and member of of the Jesus, John, and History seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Frank Peters
Jul 03, 2011 Frank Peters rated it liked it
These commentaries are a great idea; the attempt is to both discuss the text academically, and also to consider the practical implications or us today. This one was better than many as the author really has a good grasp of John. Unfortunately, the practical application section was weaker than I would have hoped for.
Joe Haack
Aug 13, 2014 Joe Haack rated it it was ok
I actually read these "application commentaries" for their interpretation section, not their applications. Usually they express a wide interaction with all the major commentaries and do justice to the original meaning. This commentary was helpful, but not as strong as others in this category.
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Dr. Gary M. Burge is a professor of New Testament Studies at Wheaton College, where he has been on staff since 1992.

The following is a personal discussion of his expertise which he published on Wheaton's site:

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